See the snow on the side of that hill? The sun was blazing all around, filtering through the trees, dancing across the road, and yet the curvature of that hill enclosed that one spot so the sun couldn’t reach it. Have you ever done that in life? You know, been so stuck on your own opinion you couldn’t hear someone’s explanation or call for help? Have you ever been so annoyed or puzzled you continued to analyze the situation rather than softening your heart and opening yourself to allow love to lead you?
The need to be understood and the desire to understand often conflict with these preconceived ideas we have about life. It’s difficult to see other points of view when we are so deeply rooted by opinion. We claim people should have better morals,use common sense, or at least learn from past mistakes. We forget we are human. We all make mistakes. We just tend to make them in different areas of life. We come from various walks of life. We hold different beliefs. We are faced with problems others are not. Our priorities and resources are not the same. Whether our mistakes are big or small, legit or not, we need to remember we are not here to judge but to love.
Don’t think I’m preaching to you here because I’m not, I’m reminding myself. When I see people doing the very same things that got them in problematic situations, I feel frustrated…This is a reminder to myself to allow the sun to move in and melt the snow.